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Contemporary Iran, the former Persia, is an incredibly diverse and complex nation. A huge range of socio-cultural, religious, and political groups call the region home. This guide aims to provide a general overview of the country and its history.
Map of Iran from Culturegrams
Understanding Iran's History
Iranian Oral History Project (Harvard)
Collected by Harvard University, this collection includes the digitized accounts of over 100 Iranians who witnessed major political events in Iran between the 1920s to the 1980s.
Understanding Iran's Cultures
Offers concise, reliable, and up-to-date reports over 200 countries of the world and the 50 States. Culture Grams go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. It also offers a children's edition.
Iranian in American (Crosscut)
10 Iranian-American immigrants from the Seattle area share their experiences, hopes, and concerns about 2020's rapidly shifting geopolitical situation